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Tim Kuniskis returns to Dodge

by Patrick Rall on

We noticed earlier today that the executive biography for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Tim Kuniskis had been changed once again, this time listing him as the Head of Passenger Cars, FCA – North America. This means that he is back to overseeing the Dodge brand that he helped transform into the American performance leader that it is today, while also being involved with the future of the  Challenger and Charger.

Tim Kuniskis was the Head of Passenger Cars Brands for FCA North America from 2015 through 2018, during which time he helped bring the Hellcat cars and the Demon to market. After that success, he was shipped off to Europe to run both Maserati and Alfa Romeo, but he was eventually transferred from Maserati to Jeep for a short time, but he has now vacated that position as well.

According to his current bio, Kuniskis is the Head of Passenger Cars, FCA – North America, along with being the Global Head of Alfa Romeo, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. In other words, he oversees the Alfa Romeo brand around the world while leading the passenger car programs here in the United States.

Among other things, this means that Kuniskis and his passion for high performance vehicles will once again be involved in the future planning of the Dodge cars that have dominated the American muscle scene for the past few years. Of course, he will also be overseeing the Chrysler and Fiat brands, but it is unclear whether the Ram Truck brand is included in the “passenger cars” group.

While this might not seem like much of a big deal to the average Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat or Chrysler vehicle driver, Kuniskis connected with enthusiasts far better than many automotive executives at his level. He attends events like Roadkill Nights in Detroit, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout events and the Woodward Dream Cruise, spending long periods of time signing autographs, often under the hood of modern Mopar machines.

When Kuniskis left the Dodge brand early last year, Moparians around the world were concerned about the future of the high performance lineup, but it has continued on strong during his short absence and with his return, the future is bright for the Hemi-powered Mopar monsters.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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